The national chess team gave UAE sports the first two gold medals in the Arab Games hosted by Algeria from the fifth to the 15th of this month, with the participation of 6,000 athletes from various Arab countries, including 131 male and female players representing the UAE in 15 games.
Yesterday, the chess team won first place in the men’s and women’s team competitions, bringing the UAE’s tally to nine medals in the 15th edition.
For its part, the cycling team won the bronze medal at the start of its participation.
The men’s team, consisting of Youssef Mirza, Jaber Al Mansouri, Abdullah Al Ali and Saif Al Kaabi, achieved third place in the 59 km team time trial, which was held in Tipaza, Algeria, recording a time of 1.28.09 hours, while the Moroccan team won the gold medal with a time of 1.17. 59 hours, while the silver medal was won by the Algerian team with a time of 1.20.08 hours.
The UAE has raised its tally in the Arab Games to nine medals so far (two golds in chess) and seven bronzes, with two medals for the athletics team, four medals for the People of Determination team in athletics competitions, in addition to a medal for the cycling team.
The national team rider, Youssef Mirza, confirmed that the bronze medal in the team time trial is satisfactory, but their ambition is to win gold medals in the Arab Games, indicating that the race path was not easy, and they will do their best to achieve the most precious achievements in the name of the Emirates.
Mirza pointed out that his participation is the third in the history of the Arab Games after “Egypt 2007” and “Qatar 2011”, wishing them success in the individual competitions in the coming days, especially since the chances are available to raise the medal yield.
On the other hand, Youssef Saif Saba Al Ali, the country’s ambassador to Algeria, and Sultan bin Mejren, head of the country’s delegation participating in the Arab Games, in the presence of Ahmed Al-Tayeb, director of the delegation, met a number of male and female players during the participation of our national teams, stressing the great confidence in the people of the Emirates in Arab Games.
The country’s ambassador to Algeria, head of the UAE sports delegation participating in the tournament, followed the competitions of the first day of the fencing, which was held in the hall of the Women’s Sports Complex in the Ben Aknoun area in the Algerian capital, which witnessed the qualification of Hamad Al-Jallaf and Khaled Al-Marzouki from the fencing team to the round of 16 in the fluorescent weapon, as well as qualifying Zainab Al-Hosani and Sheikha Al-Zaabi to the 8th round in the Epee weapon competition.
Al Ali and Bin Mejren witnessed the volleyball match of the UAE women’s national team with the Tunisian national team, which was held in the multi-sports hall – Harsha Hassan, which ended with Tunisia’s victory 3-0. long.
The UAE wheelchair basketball team qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament held as part of the 15th Arab Games.
The team’s qualification came despite losing its third match against Algeria 30-84, affected by the absence of a number of its main players, most notably Tariq Al Yasi, and it will meet Saudi Arabia tomorrow, Tuesday, in the Golden Square.
The rise of the UAE representative came after two victories over Palestine and Libya, respectively, regardless of the outcome of his match with Saudi Arabia at the end of the preliminary round.
Maysoon Al Balushi.. The youngest female badminton player
Emirati wisdom, Maysoon Issa Al Balushi, managed many competitions in the badminton competition with efficiency and distinction, and succeeded in honorable representation in the Arab Games in Algeria, after the distinguished presence among a group of Arab rulers, as she is considered the youngest wisdom in the competition, in addition to being the first Emirati wisdom In the history of badminton competition in the Arab Games.
Maysoon Al Balushi (19 years old) expressed her happiness with the success of her first foreign experience, which is considered a new breakthrough in the world of arbitration at the external level, after managing many local competitions and community competitions, thanking the National Olympic Committee and the Emirates Badminton Federation. .
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